Medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Make three decisions concerning the medication to prescribe to the patient with ADHD.

Diego, a 9-year-old third grader, had always been an energetic child with a short attention span. For years, his mother attributed his behaviors to him being “all boy” and assumed it would improve as he grew older. Instead, daily tasks like chores and homework became increasingly overwhelming for Diego, resulting in disruptive behaviors at home and school. After being evaluated by his healthcare provider, Diego was diagnosed with and treated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Examine this case study and make three decisions concerning the medication for this patient.